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Michigan Adopts Tough New Lead Rule

Michigan Adopts Tough New Lead Rule

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently announced the completion of Michigan’s new Lead and Copper Rule.  Motivated by the crisis in...

ATSDR Releases Draft Toxicological Profile for PFAS

ATSDR Releases Draft Toxicological Profile for PFAS

After a delay which triggered criticism of the Administration by interest groups and some legislators, the Agency for Toxic Substances...

USGS Releases Report on Estimated Water Use in the U.S. in 2015

USGS Releases Report on Estimated Water Use in the U.S. in 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a report on the estimated water use in the U.S. USGS releases these...

CA Releases Interactive Map for Lead Sampling in Drinking Water in Schools

CA Releases Interactive Map for Lead Sampling in Drinking Water in Schools

The California State Water Resources Control Board recently posted an interactive map for lead sampling in drinking water at schools...

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ASDWA Annual Conference Call for Papers and Exhibitors

ASDWA Reports: Impacts to State Resources


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Costs of States’ Transactions Study [CoSTS]
(April 2018)

EPA is evaluating several options for potential Long-Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LT-LCR). EPA presented several options at a Federalism Consultation briefing on January 8, 2018, and requested comments by March 8, 2018. ASDWA conducted this Costs of States’ Transactions Study (CoSTS) as part of its comment development process for these regulatory options. The detailed spreadsheets included in this study calculate the estimated hours for the five categories of regulatory options presented at the January 8th meeting, plus an additional category for “Regulatory Start-Up”.


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Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health (December 2013)

As the public health risks posed by drinking water contaminants and other constituents of concern become more complex and pressing, state program responsibilities for adequately managing sources of drinking water, overseeing the treatment of drinking water, and supervising water systems all increase. In 2013, ASDWA produced this report to intertwine the public health protection mission and responsibilities of state drinking water programs with a funding needs assessment and analysis of outcomes should inadequate funding be provided.

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Keeping Water at the Top of Everyone’s Mind

One of the most important roles ASDWA has is to make sure no one stops thinking about water. Whether that means spending time on the Hill to speak with Congressional staff about drinking water issues, or expanding the reach of our communications to the public by way of social media, ASDWA is constantly working to advance our message of public health protection on behalf of our members. Having safe drinking water is taken for granted by many, so ASDWA continually emphasizes drinking water’s importance for public health and for the economy.

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